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Be a part of the U2 360° Tour in South Africa

U2 360° Live - BonoFor those who still do not know, U2, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, will be hitting South African shores in a little under 360 hours from today.

To be precise, U2 will be performing to a sold out crown of sweaty palmed South Africans in exactly 300 hours from the time of this post (yes, I worked it out).

The best part? You could win a set of double tickets to either the Johannesburg or Cape Town shows as well as other incredible prizes.

Madam Rosmerta’s Butterbeer

I am a great fan of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Anyone who knows me or who has followed my Twitter feed or Facebook status updates, can attest to this fact. Perhaps more so than they would like.

Ever since the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, there has always been one aspect of Harry’s universe, an aspect I always considered could be a real possibility, that, more than anything, I wish I could experience. The longing has always been there, at the distant edges of my psyche, buzzing around my stray thoughts like a hard to catch ‘Snitch’. Not magic. Not the Time-Turner. Not even a draft of Felix Felicis. Nothing but the warm and slightly intoxicating taste of Hermione Butterbeer!

Alas, I hear your cries of doubt, but fear not Millieunairs for the fabled drink of drinks does indeed exist.

For the last two weeks, I have taken to scouring the Internet in search of the perfect Butterbeer recipe. Some have certainly come delectably close, but none, that I can tell, appear to have perfected a brew like Madam Rosmerta’s. That is, I dare say, until now!

Through hours of gruelling brewing, I have managed to create, what I believe to be, the drink J.K. Rowling herself envisioned. Two variants, each unique, but both filled with delicious near butterscotch-like, tipsy house-elf inducing, goodness. Just in time too, for what better way is there to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday (31st July) then with a mug of warm tingly Butterbeer?!

RTFG – Passing Through Hard Times Bravely and Cheerfully!

Ah yes… Facebook – the all in one social networking utility. Last week I noticed a ‘friend’ off mine get tagged and then proceed to participate in another one of those classic Facebook ‘do’ notes, which are becoming quite popular (remember my Mellowship Slinky in B Minor post?). I had a look at what the ‘note’ was about and thought it was pretty cool. Hence why I have, once again, decided to share it with you all. Essentially the note is all about creating a cover of a music album, including manufacturing an artist. This is done by means of using content from randomly generated pages found on the world wide web. The instruction are as follows:

Make an album cover out of sheer internet randomness! Show your creative side!
To Do This:

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random… Read More”
or click
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 – Post it to FB [or a blog] with this text in the "caption" or "comment" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

With the use of the aforementioned instructions, I am proud to introduce RTFG (Representation Theory of Finite Groups) and their debut album ‘Passing Through Hard Times Bravely and Cheerfully’!